Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The History Of 3D Films And Glasses


The History Of 3D Films And Glasses
  • The History Of 3D Films And Glasses
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3D movies are motion pictures that use special technology to upgrade the audience's illusion of depth. Modern cameras and hardware are used to shoot the images and then stereoscopic tools and eye glasses are used to provide watchers with the illusion of depth. The most important of the 3D movie watching experience is the eye gear that must be worn in order to do so.

The stereoscopic movie era began in the early 1890s. A man named William Greene, around that time, developed a process of making movies that involved three dimensions and then filed a patent. His technique involved using stereoscopes to view two images being played side by side as one. Greene's method, though groundbreaking for its time, wasn't practical enough for use in theaters.

The very first 3D film that was played to a paying audience was The Power Of Love. It premiered in 1922 to a packed Los Angeles Ambassador's Hotel. The movie consisted of dual red and green strips and, to view it, the audience members were given anaglyph glasses. Despite receiving rave reviews, the film was lost after a brief exhibition in New York.

Small jumps in three dimensional technology were accomplished slowly over the next few years but by the early 1930s, interest in the format had dipped. The Great Depression had swept through the country and left behind a nation filled with people who were understandably uninterested in the film industry in its wake.

In 1936, a series of 3D reels called Audioscopiks was commissioned by MGM. Collectively, the movies were considered a success and they were nominated for one Academy Award that year in the novelty short subject category.

Starting in 1952, Hollywood experienced a sort of golden era when it come to 3D films. Every single major production company released a number of three dimensional movies during this period. In fact, so many films were released that the general public began to tire of the format. By the mid fifties, the decline in interest and high costs of shooting 3D movies had caused most production companies to abandon the format altogether.

In the seventies Space-Vision 3D, a brand new method emerged and helped usher in a much needed revival for the format. The technological advances allowed three dimensional films to be played and shot in ways that didn't hurt the eyes of the audience when it was watched. When Stereovision used the technology to make their profitable and popular film, The Stewardess, others began following suit
once again.

Starting in the middle 2000s, the advancements used to make these movies has been steadily improving. The three dimensional eyeglasses used to view the movies are no longer the weak paper pieces that they used to be. Most films today need polarized eye wear to watch them. The items closely resemble normal sunglasses each in their sturdy frame and lenses. The items offer a more realistic watching experience and are the standard for most three dimensional films and theme park attractions.

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